Inside Israel's Northern Command
The Yom Kippur War on the Syrian Border
In Syrians at the Border, Israel's foremost scholar of the war, Dani Asher, and an eminent group of experts provide the definitive history of this key conflict. The contributors—Major General Yitzhak Hofi, the Northern commander in chief; Major General Uri Simchoni, head of Command Operations; Brigadier General Avraham Bar David, head of Artillery; and Colonel Hagai Mann, the command's intelligence officer—all held key positions during the fighting. Together, they offer fresh insight into the prewar debate that raged between the Israeli Northern Command and intelligence officers who believed that Syria would not instigate conflict.
This seminal study also examines the pivotal battles that changed the course of the war, as well as the disastrous effects of a flawed postwar evaluation that adversely affected the careers of several high-ranking intelligence officials and the course of defense strategic planning thereafter. The contributors' incisive analyses contribute significantly to our understanding of this troubled region.
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"The book's principal virtue is that it offers something we have not had before: the inside story of the 1973 war from one of the world's most historically secretive and tight-lipped organizations, the Israel Defense Force. No other book on the Yom Kippur/Ramadan War of 1973 even comes close to it in terms of detail, operational insight, or human drama."—Robert M. Citino, author of The Wehrmacht Retreats: Fighting a Lost War, 1943
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